Under 16s vote in GE2017!

Voting in our mock election has been taking place all week during tutor time and it will be interesting to see how the results compare to the real election taking place on Thursday 8 June.

Some of the students have also been learning about democracies around the world during assemblies and how an election is run.

Read more | Jun 08, 2017

Musical Opportunities

The Heart of England Music department are opening their doors to Year 6 students coming to the school in September with a chance have a go on a musical instrument and to meet instrument teachers.

On Wednesday 24 May, we have invited all the Year 6 students who will be joining us in September as our new Year 7s to come and experience the musical instruments we have on offer to learn…

Ingredients of Success

Year 10 Food Technology students have been taking part in a competition run by the Heart of England school catering provider AiP.

The competition to find Young Chef of the Year 2017 was run by AiP with twelve schools participating. Each school put forward one student to compete in the final which was held at the University…

The Best of Bronze

A group of 18 Year 11 students have received their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) award at Heart of England and have been given certificates and a badge to mark the occasion.

At a special presentation overseen by Mr Livingstone, who runs the scheme at school, the successful students were given their framed certificates…

Cake Break

Year 7 students have enjoyed a celebration cake break with Principal Jacqueline Hughes-Williams to mark their good working attitude and excellent results.

With cakes, cookies and drinks provided for the students, the event was hosted by Year 7 co-ordinator Kathryn Yates and Miss Hughes-Williams.  There was just about enough space for everyone to have a seat and be able to reach the cake…

Art Students Show Off Their Work

Heart of England Year 11 Art students have been exhibiting their GCSE work this week in the hall and the displays have been bursting with colour and imagination.  There were a variety of paintings, drawings, photographs, collages and sculptures.

At the start of the week students spent several hours setting up their work on their own boards to display it at its best, ready for our art teachers…

Language Success

A former Heart of England student has been part of a debating team that has been victorious in a competition with Cambridge University.  Kirsty Giffen, who was also Head Girl, is a member of the winning University of Exeter debating team.

The achievement is made more remarkable because the debate was conducted entirely in French!  The University Final…

Spring Forward

Ten Year 8 students have enjoyed a celebratory time with Miss Hughes-Williams and Mr Newton who congratulated them on their exceptional progress and exemplary reports.

Progress Leader Mr Newton drew up the list of students who currently hold the top ten places in their year.

Read more | Apr 05, 2017

Don’t be a Bystander

House assemblies this week have been on the topic of bullying.  Led by teacher Richard Taylor who talked about the definition of bullying, why people bully and how we can change our behaviour to stop it.

The prevention of bullying is always a top priority at Heart of England School. With assemblies happening on an annual basis and previous events organised in association with Anti-Bullying…

The Power of Sleep

Sleep has been top of the agenda at assemblies with students learning about how important sleep is for good health and for doing well at school.

Led by Key Stage 3 Progress Leader, Joe Newton, the assemblies focused on how getting good sleep and the right amount of sleep improves the academic performance and general well-being of young people.

“Sleep is a very powerful thing.  Lack…

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